ANCHOR LEAD: Sudden showers create slippery roads. As Brian Osuch finds out, drivers can be prepared for these nerve wracking conditions by making sure their vehicle is up to speed. (:57)
SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I'm Brian Osuch. (SFX: Thunder) This time of year thunderstorms seem to appear out of nowhere. And with these sudden down pours come the increased risk of losing control of your vehicle on wet roadways. That's why GM's James Bell says you need to be prepared.
CUT: (Bell) The risk of skidding or hydroplaning during a seasonal storm is very likely. One way to help avoid hydroplaning is by having properly inflated tires. If they're over inflated, they can have less traction on slippery roads. Also, make sure the tread is still intact, and consider a tire rotation which ensures that they're getting equal wear – and if you have to replace your tires.
SCRIPT: Bell says to slow down on wet roadways and make sure you have a clear unobstructed view of the road ahead.
CUT: (Bell) Check and see if your windshield wipers are in good shape. They usually take a beating during the winter months, and the last thing you want to do is to be driving in a sudden downpour with worn out wipers.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That's Zero to Sixty from GM. I'm Brian Osuch.
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